Sunday, 18 February 2018

Treadmill belt | when to replace it and how to adjust it

ATTENTION: the belt must be replaced if:
- it is not possible to tension (it continues to slip even after having it tightened)
- the black rubber is damaged or dry
- it tends to open up where there is a joint
- has swollen and touches the frame
- the white cloth underneath the belt is damaged or missing

In all these cases you can buy a low friction running belt for your treadmill on our e-shop
If you need spare parts or assistance, contact us.
Preliminary operations
1. Before starting, make sure the treadmill is turned off and unplugged from the power outlet.
2. To remove dust, pass the vacuum cleaner suction nozzle around the visible components.
3. For the removal of films or dirt, use a damp cloth with a mild detergent applied on the cloth only.
4. Do not immerse the components of the treadmill in any type of liquid.

Belt alignment
Make sure the walking belt is always centered to the treadmill frame. The way you run on the treadmill and a non-flat floor surface are two possible causes of belt misalignment.
When the belt is misaligned, it is necessary to act on the two adjustment bolts on the treadmill back.
1. Press "START" to start the running belt and then increase the belt speed up to 5 Km/h.
2. Stand behind the treadmill to determine in which direction the belt tends to move.
3. If the belt moves to the left, turn the left adjustment bolt a quarter of a turn clockwise and the right bolt a quarter turn counterclockwise (See FIG. C)
4. If the belt moves to the right, turn the left adjustment bolt a quarter turn in the counterclockwise direction and the right bolt a quarter turn clockwise (See FIGURE D)
5. Observe the path of the belt for about one minute. If necessary, repeat the operations in steps 3, 4 and 5.

Adjustment of the tension of the treadmill belt
Adjust the tension of the treadmill belt if it starts to slip on the rollers.
Keep the belt as slow as possible while adjusting the treadmill belt tension.
1. Press "START" to start the treadmill, then set the speed to 1 Km/h.
2. Slow down the belt holding yourself firmly to the handlebar and applying more weight on the belt as if walking downhill. By breaking considerably, the belt may slip.
3. If the belt slips, stop the treadmill, turn both the screws a quarter of a turn clockwise and repeat steps 2-3 if necessary.
Note: take care not to over-tension the belt. Stop as soon as the belt no longer slips. If it keeps slipping, replace the belt.

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